The New York City Police Department opened fire to stop the shootout on the corner of the Bronx on Saturday night. When the smoke cleared, one person died and two others, including pedestrians, were injured.
Police said that after two gunmen started to erupt bullets at the intersection, killing an obvious competitor, the police rushed towards Findlay Avenue and 166 East in Kant Village at 6:30 pm.
The police said that it was still daytime and three police officers in uniform opened fire on two gunmen, wounding one of them.
The police said that a stray bullet hit an innocent bystander during the gunshots. The identity of the victim was not revealed on Saturday night.
Kenneth Lehr, Assistant Commissioner of the New York Police Department, told reporters: “Officials immediately provided assistance to the victim, including the use of a tourniquet and rapid clotting of the wound.”
It is not clear whose bullet hit the bystander.
The police said that none of the officers involved was injured. The charges against the two gunmen are still pending, and no further suspects were pursued on Saturday night.
The police did not immediately release the names of any persons involved.
When arriving at the police, “observed two men, each with a gun, fleeing their guns towards the third man and running towards the officer,” Lyell said.
The suspect fled the street and entered University Avenue.
Lyle said: “By then, they met two uniformed officers on their feet.”
“The gunman then threw the gun under a van nearby and was detained without incident.”
Police said the two men shot at their rivals and died after being repeatedly hit by bullets from their followers.
Photos at the scene showed neighbors walking around the crime belt, with about twelve bullets scattered on the sidewalk.
“I just heard the gunshots and threw myself on the floor. I stood at the door and saw someone lying in the middle of the road.” Witness Mike Hernandez told The Post.
“Trust me, this is a lot of shots. A lot of shots.” El Pollo #1 Deli Grocery, a 26-year-old worker said at the crossroads.
He added: “I don’t even know how to say it.” “This is not the first time I have seen something like this. This is nothing new.”
Other reports by Alex Taylor.